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Emirates wins Best Entertainment award at APEX Passenger Choice Awards



By Our Reporter

Emirates has clinched its third consecutive award for Best Entertainment at the 2020 Passenger Choice Awards held during the APEX EXPO in Los Angeles, USA on Monday.

The airline was also given a Five-Star Global Airline Official Airline Rating, the highest rating in the first airline rating program based solely on verified and certified passenger feedback.

Emirates’ winning streak has been due to its continual innovations in inflight entertainment, setting the benchmark for customer experience. The airline has been at the forefront of the industry from being the first airline to install TV screens in every seat in 1992 to allowing customers to create and sync bespoke entertainment playlists on its mobile app since last year.

Today, Emirates provides one of the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art entertainment and communications services in the skies. ice, its award-winning inflight entertainment system, now offers over 4,500 channels of entertainment, including well over 1000 world movies – more than any other airline. Customers across all classes are treated to the largest screens in the industry for each cabin at 13.3 inches for Economy Class, 23 inches for Business Class and 32 inches in First Class.

In addition to the unmatched variety of content, Emirates has also been investing to provide connectivity and Live TV for its customers. Over 176 Emirates aircraft are equipped with Live TV and at any time 70,000 passengers and sport enthusiasts could be watching global sporting events live at 40,000 feet. Customers can also enjoy a selection of international news channels live such as CNN, BBC World News, Sky News, Euro News, CNBC, and NHK World.

The APEX Passenger Choice Awards are based on passenger feedback gathered through APEX’s partnership with TripIt® from Concur®, the world’s highest-rated travel-organizing app. Using a five-star scale, more than one million flights were rated by passengers across nearly 600 airlines from around the world between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.

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MultiChoice Uganda, PEP enter Partnership to bring products closer to customer



By Reporter

MultiChoice Uganda, the country’s leading Pay TV service provider on Tuesday entered a new partnership with PEP Stores Uganda, a multinational retail company to bring DStv and GOtv products and services closer to subscribers in Kampala. The partnership will offer customer service such as sales, installation services, subscription payment, and purchase accessories among others. Speaking at the inaugural function at the PEP Store in Kabalagala, MultiChoice Uganda’s Head of Customer Experience and Care, Patricia Kiconco reiterated the company’s continued commitment in investing in local partnerships as well as playing a major role increasing customer convenience by creating more avenues for customers to get one-on-one support.“As of now, MultiChoice Uganda has 3 branches spread across the country with 2 in the Kampala and another in Mbarara. This is assurance to our customers in the city an even deeper-rooted and widespread presence, in synergy with this historic partnership with PEP Uganda Stores.” said Patricia.

MultiChoice Uganda and PEP Stores Uganda, she said, are on a mission to provide responsive Pay TV services to the un-served households facilitated by customer-centric priced TV packages, high quality service and innovative technology offered at the stores.PEP Stores Uganda LTD Country Manager, Liaan Scholtes expressed his delight at the partnership with Multichoice Uganda.“Customers have responded very well to the PEP brand and what we offer as a clothing retailer here in Uganda. We will continue to give our customers the best prices on a wide range of products that will now include DStv and GOtv merchandise at all our 13 stores countrywide.” said Liaan. Customers can now be assisted at all PEP stores located at Kabalagala, Clock Tower, Luwum Street, Park Royal, Jinja Road, Bugolobi, Kireka, Mukono, Victoria Mall in Entebbe. As well as in Masaka, Mbarara, Jinja and Mbale.

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By Staff Writer

Over 100 Savings and Credit Cooperative Organisations (SACCOs) within Kampala and Wakiso Districts have adopted a new loan product dubbed Supa Sigiri, which is an environmentally savvy improved cook stove that uses less charcoal, emits less smoke and cooks faster than ordinary sigiri’s.

The Supa Sigiri cook stoves which are an initiative of the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Clean Cooking Supply Chain Expansion Project were showcased to SACCO members during an exclusive Luncheon held at Hotel Africana on 30th August 2019.

Speaking during the SACCO Luncheon, Robert Semakula Distribution Consultant for Dreamline Consortium in charge of Supa Sigiri’s awareness campaign explained that beyond just collecting savings, SACCOs need to be of better use to their members by sharing tips that help members grow financially.

He said, ‘Using Supa Sigiri improved cook stoves is an example of how SACCO members can save and develop financially because the cook stove uses less charcoal than ordinary sigiris meaning that SACCO members will be able to save 50% in home charcoal expenses. Members of SACCOs can pay for the Supa Sigiri cook stoves in instalments using loans provided by their SACCO.’

Along with introducing the Supa Sigiri cook stoves at the Luncheon, attendees attained financial tips from renowned financial expert Sam Sejjaaka – Professor; MAT Abacus Business School.

He advised SACCO leaders to offer members loans based on their character rather than their security. He also called on SACCOs to offer finance literacy courses to their members that would help keep them financially secure even during retirement.

Semakula concluded the Luncheon by thanking members for attending, he explained that although the cookstove can be obtained on an individual basis with cash, people are encouraged to buy the cookstove through their SACCOS such that members are able to leverage on their membership to obtain the cook stove on credit. As well, SACCOs would benefit through interest on the loans to members as per their internal rules.

Present SACCO also signed commitment forms with the Supa Sigiri team thereby inviting them to come showcase and share in detail the benefits of using Supa Sigiris at their respective workplaces.

The Supa Sigiri cookstove comes in 7 brand options namely Ugastove, Potential Energy, Envirofit, Ecozoom, Jikokoa, Bold and the Biolite, with prices ranging from 17,000 Ushs to 200,000 Ushs only.

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Kampala. Brookside Limited on Saturday excited revellers with mega product discounts and free sampling at the first ever Kampala Foodie Street by Kampala Capital City Authority and My Food Network held at Parliamentary Avenue with the aim of showcasing food consumed by Kampala city dwellers ranging from low to high end food outlets and vendors.

Speaking during the event, General Manager Sales, Brookside Limited – Joseph Awino said, ‘Brookside Limited produces a wide range of homogenized and pasteurized dairy products to include Fresh milk, flavoured milk, Long life or UHT milk, powdered milk, Yoghurt, Butter, Ghee and Cream. All these products are quality assured and safe for human consumption, hence the need to showcase them and sample participants at the inaugural Kampala Foodie Street by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).’

‘We offered mega discounts and free sampling of our new Brookside fruit yoghurt at the inaugural Kampala Foodie Street to allow more consumers enjoy this refreshing and nutritious product, which contains real fruit and does not have preservatives or artificial additives. The combination of Yoghurt and Fruits which are both nutrient-rich foods gives consumers a blend of nutrients to include Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, Calcium and Potassium among others, makes the new Brookside Fruit Yoghurt, a healthy and nutritious choice,’ added Awino.

At Brookside Limited, we are committed to delivering quality throughout our entire value chain that begins at the farm and ends with the consumers. We believe that good quality milk products are made from good quality milk and we have therefore invested in stringent milk testing procedures both upstream and downstream to ensure that only high quality milk is used in all our products, Awino said. ‘Through robust research, heightened investment and quality assurance, Brookside Limited will continue developing product innovations that are not only healthy, nutritious but also address the ever-changing diverse consumer needs and preferences.’

Brookside Limited products are certified by ISO, Uganda National Bureau of Standards and Uganda Halal Bureau. Brookside Limited is also a proud winner of the ISO FSSC 22000 certification which is the highest standard of efficient food safety management, Superbrands Customer Choice Award, The President’s Export Award 2017 and the UNBS Laboratory technical competence recognition 2018.   

The children did not miss out on the fun as Brookside Limited entertained them at the Kids Corner through engaging face painting, lots of games, hula-hoop dancing and free goodies.

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